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Spotify Podcast Highlights the Rise and Fall of ‘Mogul’ Chris Lighty

Spotify is looking to make its presence felt in the podcast world with the debut of an audio documentary series. “Mogul: The Life & Death of Chris Lighty,” is a six-part series that tells the story of the music entrepreneur’s bootstrap rise from Bronx kid to manager of iconic hip-hop artists–like Diddy, Missy Elliott and Busta Rhymes–to

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Chris Lighty: Suicide or Something Sinister?

TV One’s Celebrity Crime Files returned last night for its third season with an in-depth look at the death of veteran music executive Chris Lighty. Two years ago, Lighty died from a reportedly self-inflicted gun shot, but the sordid details of his death have haunted his family and loved ones, some of whom just happen

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Suicide or Foul Play? The Mystery of Chris Lighty’s Death [WATCH]

Entertainment legend Chris Lighty was consistently haunted by street beefs. While police ruled his death a suicide in 2012, those closest to him have long believed Lighty was the victim of foul play. For the first time ever on TV, those closest to him (including LL Cool J and Busta Rhymes) reveal what really happened.

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Black Folks and Mental Health:Why Do We Suffer in Silence?

With the exception of African-American celebrities or public figures who experience mental trauma, such as Illinois Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr., or commit suicide as in the death of hip-hop legend Chris Lighty, mental health remains largely absent from the public discourse in the Black community. But the statistics are loud and clear. African Americans are

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50 Cent Hires P.I. to Investigate Chris Lighty’s Death

The shocking news of Chris Lighty's death sent ripples of hurt, anguish, and confusion through the entertainment industry. Many friends and colleagues wondered aloud the reasons why the Violator Management co-creator would take his own life, yet 50 Cent is one of the few actively putting actions to his thoughts. Unsatisfied with the report of suicide, the

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Hip Hop Legends Attend Lighty Funeral

When you're as influential as the late Chris Lighty was in the hip hop industry, even the busiest and most elusive stars will make time to come out to pay their respects. On Wednesday, Lighty's former client LL Cool J and others attended a packed chapel to mourn Lighty's death at his funeral — an

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Celebs React to Lighty’s Death

The passing of a music veteran always manages to shake up the industry, causing artists across the board to take a moment of silence and remembrance. The unexpected death of renowned hip-hop mogul Chris Lighty prompted a wave of responses on Twitter, from journalists, actors and artists alike. Mary J. Blige: "U never know what

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Remembering “Baby” Chris Lighty

This morning“Baby” Chris Lighty was found dead outside his Riverdale, Bronx apartment from an apparent self-inflicted gun wound. The news comes as a tremendous shock to those in what’s left of the post-hip-hop urban record industry that Lighty helped to build. He began his career back in the 80’s rolling with Kool DJ Red Alert,

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Hip Hop Music Veteran Chris Lighty Passes Away

Chris Lighty, our dear friend and music industry legend has passed away. GlobalGrind is able to confirm that he has died. Founder and chief executive of Violator Management/Brand Asset Group, Lighty has been a part of the music scene since 1988 when he joined Russell Simmons and Lyor Cohen at Rush Management. This will undoubtedly